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COVID disruptions again showed that instead of dependence on a few global meat conglomerates, States and Provinces need more small-scale slaughter and cut-and-wrap facilities -- creating skilled jobs throughout rural communities. The Biden Administration's commitment to increase fairness in livestock and poultry markets, and USDA's new short-term funding for local meat processing, are a start. Coupling those with systemic solutions proposed in Congress and Legislatures will create Meat Processing Inspection programs “equal to” USDA inspection. Michael Dimock and Roots of Change are working to unleash more market opportunities for small- and mid-scale meat producers, increase local meat supply chain resilience, protect workers and aid rural communities. www.rootsofchange.org Read more at: https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/article254243278.html#storylink=cpy
Federal Communications Commission CIO Francisco Salguero reflects on his time in office as he departs for industry. Many of the initiatives he oversaw during his career included cloud migration, data center consolidation and even telehealth, as FCC had a hand in standing up telehealth grants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Salguero discusses the impact of technology on various regulatory and modernization programs for things like improving broadband access to underserved communities and improving digital services.
SwineCast 1173 Show Notes: This is part three of a three part series looking at best wean to finish practices with Dr. Will López (PIC Wean to Finish Technical Services Specialist), Isaiah Spath (PIC Wean to Finish Techical Services), and Lance Barton (Belstra V.P. of Pig Production & Genetic Services). This episode wraps the series with a conversation on the importance of well managed wean to finish operations as we look at proper environment and stocking density.
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Today in cannabis news: Bank of America suddenly closes the account of a U.S. federally authorized cannabis institute; Florida state legislators submit proposals to again allow medical cannabis patients to use online video consultations; and the USDA begins sending out a national research poll to hemp farmers. It's Wednesday, October 20 and TRICHOMES.com is bringing you the top cannabis news from around the web. You can also listen on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify–search TRICHOMES and subscribe!
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On Oct. 18, USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service sent its first Hemp Acreage and Production Survey to North Dakota producers. The hemp survey will collect information on the total planted and harvested area, yield, production, and value of hemp in the United States. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wheat Fungicide Study USDA Program Briefing Baleage as Dairy Forage 00:01:09—Wheat Fungicide Study-- K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato goes over the findings of a two-tiered study of foliar fungicide applications to winter wheat in the spring, for protection against rust diseases and other pathogens...he combined results from a direct farmer survey on their fungicide use with multiple years of K-State field trials to come up with several important conclusions on the value of employing fungicide treatments in varying situations 00:18:03—USDA Program Briefing-- Agricultural program specialist Tonya Ackerman of the Farm Service Agency provides an update on three USDA programs of interest to Kansas producers: the availability of marketing assistance loans on stored grain, the results of the latest Conservation Reserve Program sign-up in Kansas, and the opportunities under the Dairy Margin Coverage program 00:23:07—Baleage as Dairy Forage-- On this week's edition of Milk Lines, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk takes a look at putting up fall forage as high-moisture "baleage" Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast. K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.
So what does it mean for something to be considered organic, or to be considered regenerative or sustainably produced? Defining these concepts in agriculture production and in food labeling is complicated, but very important. So government defines and oversees certain terms, while other terms are generally overseen by producers, by industry experts, or even by non-governmental organizations. The politics and governance structures of labeling can be very important in how sustainably produced goods are made and marketed. In today's podcast, we'll speak with Dr. Samantha Mosier, political scientist on the faculty of East Carolina University, as part of our Regenerative Agriculture podcast series. Interview Summary So let's begin with this question. Why do you believe there's so much interest in alternative agriculture production? So agriculture has been changing. We only have the concept of alternative agriculture because we went through a really rapid industrialization and mechanization of agricultural practices in the past 100 years or so. So this idea of alternative agriculture sprung out of a critique of agricultural production norms that were industrialized, that were causing environmental harm, like declining soil quality, which led to such events as the Dust Bowl. Today, the shift and interest into alternative agriculture stems from some pretty hard lessons learned about modern production, where we are seeing soil quality continuing to decline. Yields are also declining, and we want to be able to feed the world and our population. And so these practices that were once advocated are not necessarily working as they should. For producers, there's also some profit to be made in a number of markets if you're able to shift your production and get that certification in that sustainable market, or at least adhere to the norms of a particular production concept enough to make that claim. You know, in some ways, what I hear you saying is that from a consumer point of view, many more people are becoming interested in the story of their food, where it came from, how it was produced, how animals were treated, what the labor situation was like, etc. And my perspective on this, and tell me if I'm right, is that this trend seems to be growing exponentially. There was a time not too long ago when people didn't think about this or they didn't know much about it, and now, boy, there's whole generations of people care about this an awful lot. And it shows up in the way they make purchasing decisions and where they do their shopping and things. But is that right? Do you think that this trend is really increasing? Yes, rapidly increasing. So from a consumer perspective, you can look across a range of these alternative food markets, anything from organic, non-GMO, fair trade, and you'll see that sales across the board have exponentially increased in the past 10 to 20 years. So where there wasn't so much of an interest or spending habit in these categories, all of a sudden it just went through the roof. And so a lot of this does come from deferring or changing consumer behavior and expectations. We know that younger consumers in particular are concerned about climate change and the environment. So they're more likely to be environmental consumers to the degree that they can afford to do so because it is more costly often to buy these products. But there's also this whole component that these types of foods have also become more mainstream and readily available. And so organic foods 30, 40 years ago, were really difficult to find if you were to go into a typical grocery store. Today, you can find organic, fair trade, non-GMO products in Walmart, and Target, and Kroger. Even the Dollar Tree or Dollar General stores, you can find products that are labeled as sustainable in some capacity. So they're more readily as well. Thanks for those comments. And I think in addition to those things, there are other signs like number of people shopping at farmer's markets, farm-to-school programs, farm-to-childcare programs, and you can go on and on, the list is pretty long. And I think it's pretty exciting. You know, I was thinking about this myself the other day. Not too far from where I live in Durham, North Carolina, there's a state farmer's market in Raleigh, which is just an absolutely wonderful, massive farmer's market. And when I was walking through the other day, I saw a farmer selling honey. And I thought, you know, this farmer appealed to me. I hadn't met him, I hadn't spoken to him, but I thought, he probably works really hard and he probably cares about what he does. And that really appealed to me. And I have plenty of honey at home, so I didn't need to buy any, but I wanted to buy it anyway. There's just something wonderful about that kind of connection that exists. It seems to me more people are caring about the farmers in this picture too. Do you think that's correct? It depends on the consumer. I think in some cases, the ones that may be more informed and maybe go to farmer's markets, they're going to be more interested in where the food comes from. But there is a segment of consumers out there that they'll go off of the certification label because it's a little bit easier. Maybe they're crunched for time, they have kids, their job's demanding. But overall, we still like the idea that our food comes from a wholesome place. Two terms that we've discussed, organic and regenerative, let's talk about how these two things are different from one another. Most people are familiar with the term organic, if not knowing how it's defined, but regenerative is newer on the scene. Organic is specifically defined by government regulations and what a certification program dictates as organic. It's a concept that is really grounded in a consumer perspective because the label creates a singular four-based minimum standard for what it means to be organic. Not all producers actually agree with the current standards for what it means to be organic and organic production. There are a number of them that are interested in going above and beyond organic standards that are currently set. And this includes concerns about animal welfare. So how we're treating cattle and chickens in our production systems that are organic. There are also a lot of concerns centered around hydroponic production systems being considered organic. Hydroponic is a type of production system that can't improve soil quality because there is no soil. And this is where regenerative discussions come from. The modern regenerative movement is based out of a movement from organic production and their critiques of our current system. The Rodale Institute about 30 or 40 years ago, specifically talked about regenerative organic production. The more modern concept of regenerative is a critique about the broader concept of a sustainable food system, and the need to do more than just be sustainable. And it really engages quite a bit of concessions about soil health. The problem with, I guess, modern regenerative agriculture is that it's not neatly defined. There's a heavy emphasis again on that soil quality and regeneration concerns, but there's no universal definition. It's not universally regulated, government's not involved with it. And so the most you can really hope for when you're seeing this term currently is producers acting in good faith when they're advertising their goods as being regenerative, and they can go get certified for it now. But again, you'd have to look into the details as to what that certification actually entails. Let's talk about the role of government in this process a little bit more. So how do you think the government has impacted the way agriculture production is occurring and market activity? And do you think there's a benefit to having these claims certified or regulated? So government does play a role. It legitimizes the market to some extent. It protects the term that's being used. It provides, you know, a standard, a reference point to where we can all say this is organic, but there's some challenges with that of course. So anytime you involve government that means you're going to take away certain freedoms to interpret the concept the way you may want to as a producer. And so when we start getting into certification programs, we know for example, that third-party certification systems for labels and production systems are a Gold Standard. We know this, but the challenge becomes is that when you start certifying and you start regulating these markets, is that, well, the cons are consumers could still misinterpret the term because what the USDA, for example, defines as organic may not be what I, as a consumer, believe organic to be. And so kind of this image of a small happy farm with a dog doesn't necessarily exist. Organic production, some have claimed, is really highly mechanized and it's became large scale. And this is part of that challenge with the one-size-fits-all standard. And the baseline standard is, all of the sudden there's a market being developed, and producers are going to adapt to that and enter it. And so a lot of people, at least with organic certification, have claimed that it became corporatized. It's industrialized production, just in a slightly different form. But the pros are, if you're looking for a guarantee, say you're one of those consumers that's really short on time and can't go to the farmer's market, well, it helps minimize false claims. You have a general idea of what you're actually buying. So it's a unified messaging signal. And you know, the semantics of course, is debatable about what it means. And for producers, this means they can receive a premium for the products they're producing. Has the fact that organic production in some cases is highly industrialized, has that led to greater yields? Has that brought down price? I think it depends on who you ask. I know the pandemic has thrown some concerns in terms of sourcing and other certain certification systems that are dealing with the reckoning of ending their contracts with small scale farmers in favor of larger scale farmers. But overall, organic has perhaps gotten maybe a bit cheaper because it's more readily accessible, but there are challenges with some companies with being able to source enough organic material to meet the demand. And so typically, you do still pay a little bit more for organic or sustainably produced, however defined, goods, but the price will always be a little bit higher than conventionally produced materials and products. For consumers who are interested in purchasing these alternatively produced foods, what kind of challenges do they face out there in the market? Well, they probably need to figure out what matters to them the most, and they need to do their homework about what a label means. So certified claims do come with some particular benefits. You can research very easily what that may mean, and you might not understand all the technical and scientific information, but kind of understanding the basis of what you're looking for in an item. So, as an example, you mentioned looking for honey. I was shopping for toddler food, and I was looking on the toddler can of food, and it had USDA Organic Certification Seal. And then, right next to it, it was also advertised with a label saying it was non-GMO. The thing is, is if you know anything about USDA Organic, it doesn't contain genetically modified ingredients to begin with. But as a consumer, which we have more or less-informed consumers, they may not know that USDA Organic means it's non-genetically modified. So these producers, the seller of goods, also have to advertise other benefits of the product because that consumer is not aware. So it's educating yourself and understanding what you're buying and not getting duped by just marketing claims. Bio: Samantha Mosier is an associate professor of political science and part of the Master of Public Administration program faculty at East Carolina University. Her research focuses on sustainable agriculture, food labeling, and local sustainability and resilience initiatives. Mosier is author of Creating Organic Standards in U.S. States: The Diffusion of State Organic Food and Agriculture Legislation and co-author of Performance Measurement in Sustainability Programs: Lessons from American Cities. Her work has also appeared in Environment and Planning C, Environmental Management, Food Policy, and Review of Policy Research. Prior to joining the faculty at ECU, Mosier was an assistant professor at Missouri State University and served on the University of Missouri Extension Council in Greene County, MO.
As the looming threat of the climate crisis worsens and the world continues to endure the devastation of Covid-19, industries across the globe have had to pivot. ‘Pivot' entered our daily vernacular during the onset of the pandemic, but discussions around efficiency and equity continually deepen and evolve. This week on Meat and Three we're resurfacing conversations that rethink our food system, reimagine hospitality, and aim to rebuild the restaurant industry. Plus, we look at the rebirth of bar pizza!Further Reading and Listening:Read Joe Fassler's article about regenerative agriculture for The Counter here.Inside Julia's Kitchen: This episode featured Episode 134: Meet Nina Compton. Follow Inside Julia's Kitchen wherever you get your podcasts. (Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS)U Look Hungry: This episode featured Episode 59: Rebuilding After the Hurricane with Donald Link. Listen to more from the archived show U Look Hungry on HRN's website.Opening Soon: This episode featured Episode 82: A New Kind of Hospitality Community Space with Libby Willis of KIT. Follow Opening Soon wherever you get your podcasts. (Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS) The Big Food Question: This episode featured Episode 44: What is Regenerative Agriculture, Really? Follow The Big Food Question wherever you get your podcasts. (Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS)Pizza Quest: This episode featured Episode 12: The Pizza Yodis Return with Adam Kuban to Make Bar Pizza. Follow Pizza Quest wherever you get your podcasts. (Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS)Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.
My great uncle vic wrote this manuscript in the 1970s and my sister Joanne saved it from sure destruction during a global warming diluvian episode in my mother's basement. Join me as I read from the manuscript and make comments about Uncle Vic's impressive contribution.We raised $15,000 during the last fundraiser and many thanks to those of you who donated and/or joined us. Right now, we have just sent $4,000 of that money to David so he could buy the tempering machine out of Customs Hell. The machine was purchased for $6,000 as part of a USDA grant and David will be able to greatly improve the consistency of temper of the bars. You can buy chocolate bars by contacting my sister Joanne at Splash Cafe (email@example.com). They sell for $2.50 each (dark or milk) and she can ship them anywhere you like.Also, please don't forget that our mission to de-colonialize chocolate requires capital to build the necessary infrastructure. To donate, visit www.projecthopeandfairness.org and click on Donate and then follow the instructions from PayPal. Or, send a check to:DONATIONS, PH&F1298 Warren RoadCambria, CA 93428
Pam Popper is the founder and President of Wellness Forum Health. The company offers educational programs to both consumers and providers that facilitate informed medical decision-making, diet and lifestyle intervention, and improved long-term health outcomes. Through its own network of providers, Wellness Forum Health offers direct-to-consumer healthcare services.Pam serves on the Physician's Steering Committee and the President's Board for the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C. Pam was one of the health care professionals involved in the famed Sacramento Food Bank Project, in which economically disadvantaged people were shown how to reverse their diseases and eliminate medications with diet.Pam served as part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's teaching team at eCornell, teaching part of a certification course on plant-based nutrition. She has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People and Making a Killing and Forks Over Knives, which played in major theaters throughout North America in 2011. She is one of the co-authors of the companion book which was on the New York Times bestseller list for 66 weeks. Her most recent films are Food Choices and The Yoyo Effect. Her most recent books are Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life.Pam is also a public policy expert, and continually works toward changing laws that interfere with patients' right to choose their health provider and method of care. She has testified in front of legislative committees on numerous occasions, and has testified twice in front of the USDA's Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.Pam is a straight-talking professional who is not afraid to criticize national health organizations, government agencies, medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies, agricultural organizations and manufacturing companies, many of whom have agendas and priorities that interfere with distributing truthful information and promoting public health.DR. PAM POPPERWebsite: http://drpampopper.com/Website: https://wellnessforumhealth.com/THE RIPPLE EFFECT PODCASTWEBSITE: http://TheRippleEffectPodcast.comTeleGram: https://t.me/TREpodcastPATREON: https://www.patreon.com/TheRippleEffectPodcastPayPal: https://www.PayPal.com/paypalme/RvTheory6MERCH Store: http://www.TheRippleEffectPodcastMerch.comROKFIN: https://rokfin.com/RippleEffectFringe.FM: https://fringe.fm/shows/the-ripple-effect-podcast/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVfy9MXhb5EIciYRIO9cKUwODYSEE: https://odysee.com/@therippleeffectpodcast:dBITCHUTE: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/6bOtjURD1rds/FLOTE: https://flote.app/trepodcastRUMBLE: https://rumble.com/c/c-745505PARLER: https://parler.com/#/user/RvTheory6FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1KaM0OgTWITTER: https://twitter.com/RvTheory6INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/rvtheory6/SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4lpFhHI6CqdZKW0QDyOicJGOOGLE PLAY/PODCASTS: https://podcasts.google.com/search/the%20ripple%20effect%20podcastiTUNES: http://apple.co/1xjWmlFSTITCHER RADIO: http://bit.ly/1nWBXBYTHE UNION OF THE UNWANTEDLinkTree: https://linktr.ee/uotuwRSS FEED: https://uotuw.podbean.com/Merch Store: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/union-of-the-unwanted?ref_id=22643&utm_campaign=22643&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=Union%2Bof%2BThe%2BUnwanted
Hello. I'm Paul Yeager. The shock received by this week's USDA report produced a downward move for the major commodities. The markets tried to shake it off as commodities bounced back at week's end. We've brought in our panel of experts to break down what's been happening and what might be the next trend. Before we get to our discussion, let's set the table. Retail sales rose 0.7 percent as consumers spent a little more on clothing, back to school purchases and hobbies. The increases were being made in the face of higher prices as the consumer price index bumped up 0.4 percent.
The October WASDE dropped Tuesday, October 12th. This report was expected to be a market mover, as USDA was expected to make some significant adjustments in the aftermath of the September 30th Grain Stocks report, and this months' report was their first opportunity to correct the record. DTN's Todd Hultman joins us today to unpack the updated figures in a report that turned out to be one of the more bearish we've seen in 2020. We'll talk more about the changes to stocks and demand estimates, how global supply chain disruptions are likely to continue unsettling ag exports, and how changes in the size of the US's livestock herds might be affecting feed demand. Then we'll discuss short stocks for wheat, harvest weather, and how COVID, inflation, and a dispute debt ceiling could impact ag markets.
It's been an issue since the Emancipation Proclamation. The nation's Black farmers are still fighting discrimination and fighting for justice from the USDA. We talk with the lead attorney in a record breaking BILLION dollar settlement for Black farmers fighting for justice for decades. He's chronicled the fight in his new book, JUST HARVEST. Host: Vanessa Echols Guest: Greg Francis Producer: Ashley Long
USDA has announced a major investment of 114 projects across the country and here in Tennessee to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. The post Improving Rural Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure appeared first on Tennessee Farm Bureau.
USDA's latest WASDE report sent the cotton market lower this week. China is buying US beef at an incredible pace. 2021 has been a good year for Texas pecan producers. As we move into the winter hay feeding season, it is important to know what nutrients are available in your hay. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.
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This week, USDA pegged 2021 sunflower production at 1.90 billion pounds, down 36 percent from the revised 2020 production of 2.98 billion pounds. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT's Southeast Regional Director and Director of NCAT's Armed to Farm Program Margo Hale, talks with Alvina, an Air Force Reservist who owns River Hill Ranch in Richmond, Kentucky.Alvina Maynard credits a commercial she happened to see on television while staying in in a hotel with inspiring her to raise alpacas.Alvina talks about her military background, her farming enterprises, and how her operation has grown. She also shares her experience accessing various USDA programs, including the Value-Added Producer Grant and EQIP. Alvina discusses the programs and services she has utilized, how those programs have helped her reach her farm goals, and tips for veterans and other farmers as they navigate USDA programs. Related ATTRA Resources: NCAT Armed to FarmWebsite NCAT Armed to FarmFacebook Veteran Resources Financing Your Farm: Guidance for Beginning Farmers Federal Conservation Resources for Sustainable Farming and Ranching Veterans Discuss USDA Programs High Tunnels and the NRCS Other Resources River Hill Ranch Farmer Veteran Coalition Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development USDA Veteran Initiatives USDA Service Center Locator USDA Farm Service Agency USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Step-by-Step: How to Get Assistance from NRCS USDA Rural Development Contact Margo Hale via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please complete a brief survey to let us know your thoughts about the content of this podcast. Please call ATTRA with any and all of your sustainable agriculture questions at 800-346-9140 or e-mail us at email@example.com. Our two dozen specialists can help you with a vast array of topics, everything from farm planning to pest management, from produce to livestock, and soils to aquaculture. You can get in touch with NCAT/ATTRA specialists and find our other extensive, and free, sustainable-agriculture publications, webinars, videos, and other resources at NCAT/ATTRA's website. You also can stay in touch with NCAT at its Facebook page. Keep up with NCAT/ATTRA's SIFT farm at its website. Also check out NCAT's Regional Offices' websites and Facebook Pages! Southwest Regional Office: Website / Facebook Western Regional Office: Website / Facebook Rocky Mountain West Regional Office: Facebook Gulf States Regional Office: Website / Facebook Southeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook Northeast Regional Office: Website / Facebook
Corn harvest is rolling in the northern Texas Panhandle. The Ogallala Aquifer will be the focus of an upcoming event. USDA is launching soil carbon monitoring efforts through the Conservation Reserve Program. Fall is bringing fairs and hunting seasons to East Texas. We'll have those stories and more on this episode of Texas Ag Today.
In this episode, we discuss the updated corn and soybean outlook following release of USDA's October Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert review new information from USDA and implications for 2021 crop marketing strategies. Updates on crop conditions, corn and soybean export prospects, ethanol demand, ending stock estimates, and corn and soybean basis along with farm income projections are also discussed. Slides from the discussion can be found at https://purdue.ag/webinar101321. Podcast provided by Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture. For more information on the current ag outlook and farm economy, visit us at http://purdue.edu/commercialag.
This week, we're continuing Spooky Scary Movie Month with Ghost Story! Kat and Jocelyn discuss confusing double-casting, half-naked ghosts, and debate the best colloquialism for genitalia. This episode brought to you in part by Headspace. Headspace is your daily dose of mindfulness in the form of guided meditations in an easy-to-use app. You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to www.headspace.com/love for a FREE one-month trial with access to Headspace's full library of meditations for every situation, that's the best deal offered right now. Brought to you in part by Virtual Game Night. Spice up your calls with Virtual Game Nights. Live games for your happy hour, conferences, birthday parties, or whoever else you might be on a video conference with. If you want to turn your next virtual gathering into a Virtual Game Night, visit www.virtualgamenight.live/hatelove and use promo code HATELOVE100 to receive a $100 credit toward the price of any game night package. This episode brought to you in part by Green Chef. Green Chef is USDA certified organic company that makes eating well easy and affordable with plans to fit every kind of lifestyle. They deliver premium ingredients and easy recipes to cook delicious dinners in about 30 minutes. Each box includes new recipes from the meal plan of your choice such as; Keto, Paleo, Vegan, and Vegetarian. For $100 off your first month plus free shipping, go to www.greenchef.com/love100 and use promo code LOVE100 at checkout. This episode brought to you in part by ZocDoc. With Zocdoc, you can search for local doctors who take your insurance, read verified patient reviews and book an appointment, in-person or video chat. Now is the time to prioritize your health. Go to Zocdoc.com/LOVE and download the Zocdoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. Many are available as soon as today. Edited by Andrew Ivimey and produced for the From Superheroes network. Visit www.FromSuperheroes.com for more podcasts, YouTube series, web comics, and more. IHIBILI Logo by Cubbyhole Studio www.cubbyhole.studio
This week takes a lighthearted turn, as we are joined by our fabulous podcast sponsor, Cassie, Owner of East Village Spa in Des Moines, Iowa. Tune in as we discuss the mutual benefit that occurs when small businesses support small non-profits like Bailing Out Benji! Learn to pitch the animal welfare cause to the small businesses that are near and dear to your own heart!Click here to attend our Spalloween fundraiser at East Village Spa in Des Moines, Iowa on October 28th: https://shopeastvillagespa.com/collections/spalloween-2021Support the show (https://bailingoutbenji.com/support-us/)
* TX Gov Abbott signs bill from GOP legislature that PROHIBITS PRIVATE COMPANIES' employee #VaccineMandates or customer #VaccinePassports* As BigPharma propaganda ramps up for kid-jabs, 4 & 5 yr old suffer heart issues when given mistakenly* Southwest Airlines employee rebellion against mandates continues and becomes rally point against tyranny as airline denies* Mixed results in court challenges* Great Depression Reset — Biden (and globalists) attempt to kill jobs, kill energy grid, kill supply lines, kill liberty & rule of lawTOPICS by TIMECODE2:04 STOP Mandate BLUFF: It's NOW or NEVER. As “deadline” for jab or job arrives, resistance builds. If we fail, here's what's next…32:57 Nurse fired for no jab, hospital system uses HER PICTURE to recruit her replacement and offer a BONUS to the replacement worker43:54 A Tale of Two Mandate Challenges: Religious & Medical Exemptions. Verdicts on two challenges to jab mandates, two different colleges in Michigan, one religious exemption and one medical exemption — two very different verdicts51:42 Listeners' letters. A cop realizes I'm not anti-cop. Fauci's narcissism on display in his documentary.1:01:11 Rikers Island — the inmates are running the asylum, LITERALLY. Alarming, but perhaps a glimmer of hope ;-)1:09:48 Kids' Psychological Damage “Face Blindness” as Mask War Escalates in Florida. Leftist writer realizes how her kindergartener is being damaged psychologically. Florida & Biden wage war with competing fines & subsidies over school boards' mask policy1:29:45 Perfect storm of climate rules for lockdown, depopulation, energy shortage1:34:52 Charles Runs His Car on “Wine & Cheese”? Globalists Taking Down Power Grid Around the World. In country after country, the globalists are taking down the power grid in the name of “climate change”. USA, Europe, even India & China can't get “demon coal” and are rationing. It's a war.1:53:21 From Bill Maher to Rabobank everyone sees what Biden is doing to jobs, infrastructure and energy — bracing for what's next. Volatility in lumber in housing market, commercial real estate on the rocks1:59:12 Another veteran cop in Australia comes out against the police state2:12:02 Listeners' letters. County patriots organizing, “taking back country, one county at a time”, USDA blackmailing companies to comply with masks & vaccine mandates, and a good source for ivermectin during the shortage2:29:17 Drug Store Gives 4 & 5 yo Kids Pfizer — Heart Issues Ensue. Retail therapy. Drug store mixes up flu shot w Trump shot. Gives adult dose (3x's recommended but adults have been given 6x's with errors)2:38:04 “Operation Warped Screed” and cognitive dissonance. Pastor hates vax, complains about Trump continuing to support taking his shots, will help people with religious exemption — but defends Trump even though he created the jabs and pushed to remove religious exemptions.2:54:46 “BLT Sandwich”: Making “Humanized Mice” with Baby Parts. “Scientists” at UNC, Chapel Hill working with the infamous Robert Baric display a callous disregard for human life in their hideous “research”. Original article: https://collorafi.wixsite.com/tinyhumans/post/unc-researchers-made-blt-sandwich-of-aborted-baby-organs-in-2019-humanized-mice-study Find out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-showOr you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at: $davidknightshowBTC to: bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail: David Knight POB 1323 Elgin, TX 78621
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has introduced a number of bills designed to help not only Wisconsin agriculture but also people that struggle with food insecurity. Aaron Zimmerman discusses the bills that are getting widespread support with Nick Levendofsky, government relations director with WI Farmers Union. We may be enjoying these above average temperatures for October, but it's challenging the Wisconsin potato harvest. Stephanie Hoff learns more from Tamas Houlihan of the WI Potato and Vegetable Growers. Record breaking energy prices along with record breaking oat prices! A World Ag Supply and Demand report out today from USDA. John Hineberg, market advisor with Total Farm Marketing in West Bend covers it all as our live guest. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
#034: Real Organic dairy farmer, soil scientist, and former National Organic Standards Board member Francis Thicke sheds light on how the USDA program has been lost to corporate influence. He also shares enlightening and easy-to-follow explanations about the upsides of cows on grass.Francis Thicke owns and operates Radiance Dairy in Fairfield, Iowa with his wife Susan, which produces milk, cream, cheese, and yogurt on site . He has worked for the USDA as a soil scientist and has served on the National Organic Standards Board. Francis currently serves on the Real Organic Project Standards Board.To watch a video version of this podcast please visit:https://www.realorganicproject.org/francis-thicke-unpacking-industrial-takeover-of-organic-episode-thirty-fourThe Real Organic Podcast is hosted by Dave Chapman and Linley Dixon, engineered by Brandon StCyr, and edited and produced by Jenny Prince.The Real Organic Project is a farmer-led movement working towards certifying 1,000 farms across the United States this year. Our add-on food label distinguishes soil-grown fruits and vegetables from hydroponically-raised produce. It also identifies pasture-raised meat, milk, and eggs as compared to products harvested from animals in horrific confinement (CAFOs - confined animal feeding operations).To find a Real Organic farm near you, please visit:https://www.realorganicproject.org/farmsWe believe that the organic standards, with their focus on soil health, biodiversity, and animal welfare were written as they should be. But the current lack of enforcement of those standards is jeopardizing small farms that follow the law. The lack of enforcement is also jeopardizing the overall health of the customers who support the organic movement; customers who are not getting what they pay for at market but are still paying a premium price. The lack of enforcement is jeopardizing the very cycles (water, air, nutrients) that Earth relies upon to provide us all with a place to live, by pushing extractive, chemical agriculture to the forefront.If you like what you hear and are feeling inspired, we would love for you to join our movement by becoming one of our 1,000 Real Fans!https://www.realorganicproject.org/1000-real-fans/To read our weekly newsletter (which might just be the most forwarded newsletter on the internet!) and get firsthand news about what's happening with organic food, farming and policy, please subscribe here:https://www.realorganicproject.org/email/
SwineCast 1172 Show Notes: The emergence of PRRS 144 has increased the risks of breaks in sow herds. Dr. Karyn Havas (Pipestone Research) and Dr. Mariana Kikuti (University of Minnesota) join The ATM team (Dr. Montserrat Torremorell - College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Dr. Gordon Spronk - Pipestone Veterinary Services, and Dr. Tom Wetzell - Swine Veterinary Consultant) to identify what producers can do to reduce the threat. 'At the Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. In each episode, veterinarians and other swine experts join the podcast to discuss the most recent topics in swine health and production.
Data collection will soon begin for USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Services' first-ever Hemp Acreage and Production survey. Later this month, USDA NASS will mail survey codes to thousands of potential hemp producers nationwide. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mario Vitalis of New Age Provision Farms took out $200,000 in USDA loans to fund his hydroponics shipping container operation in Indianapolis and now his debts have been forgiven. At the onset of starting his business, Mario made several attempts to qualify for a loan - a process that was wrapped in discirimination and rejection. Receiving encouragement from his late grandfather pushed him to appeal and not give up. Mario's story takes a few detours along the way, one that will bring you to tears, but ultimately it ends in victory with a zero loan balance and a new book in store. Tap in to hear Mario tell his story!
This expansive Frankly Speaking episode is filled with Science, Economics, and Formula 1. Frank begins with Professor Michelle DaCosta from the University of Massachusetts on her career and winter injury research. You'll be surprised to learn what a new USDA multi-million-dollar research program will be studying in the next few years. Frank then turns to long time contributor Jim Koppenhaver, from Pellucid Golf, answering the question, “are we holding onto gains in golf realized in 2020, during 2021?” But the better topic is Jim's advice for how to put that money back into the most important resource, the golf course. The show wraps up with a “catch-up” chat with Chris Tritabaugh. Frank and Chris discuss the season in review, what makes a good irrigation system, Formula 1, and taking good care of yourself during some challenging times.
This expansive Frankly Speaking episode is filled with Science, Economics, and Formula 1. Frank begins with Professor Michelle DeCosta from the University of Massachusetts on her career and winter injury research. You'll be surprised to learn what a new USDA multi-million-dollar research program will be studying in the next few years. Frank then turns to long time contributor Jim Koppenhaver, from Pellucid Golf, answering the question, “are we holding onto gains in golf realized in 2020, during 2021?” But the better topic is Jim's advice for how to put that money back into the most important resource, the golf course. The show wraps up with a “catch-up” chat with Chris Tritabaugh. Frank and Chris discuss the season in review, what makes a good irrigation system, Formula 1, and taking good care of yourself during some challenging times.
SwineCast 1171 Show Notes: This is the Swine Disease Reporting System update number 43. In this Swine Disease Reporting System update, Dr. Edison Magalhaes, Dr. Giovani Trevisan, and Dr. Daniel Linhares talk about sow longevity with Dr. John Deen. This SwineCast episode shares the most recent report number 43, that can also be found at http://agtoday.us/swine-reports
Krisp Drinks LLC is a beverage company focused on delivering better for you hydration for the modern-day consumer. Their beverages are made from USDA certified organic ingredients and zero sugars. The base of their beverages is derived from natural spring water responsibly sourced from one of the purest springs in the world coming in at 6 ppm. Understanding the importance of reducing carbon footprint, their bottles are made from recycled plastic, 100% recyclable and BPA free. Founder and CEO Sean Banks joins Justin to discuss this refreshing new beverage brand!
This season has brought a number of challenges to Wisconsin's potato industry, says Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Executive Director Tamas Houlihan. Potatoes are about three-quarters of the way harvested in Wisconsin, according to the latest USDA crop progress report. Despite the issues with the weather, Houlihan says he expects an average yield and good quality come end of harvest in mid-October. Houlihan also talks about the workforce and supply chain issues facing growers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Trade remedies between the U.S. and Canada are ongoing, according to Cassandra Kuball, vice president at Washington, D.C.-based Michael Torrey Associates and federal affairs team member for Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Kuball also keeps an eye on international trade policy in her role as an advisor on the Animal and Animal Products Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee guiding the USDA and USTR on trade negotiations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
There are, in most places, a mix of native and invasive plants that our bees will visit because they don't distinguish good from bad, noxious from native. They are looking for food, regardless of the source. This week Kim and Jim touch on a few of these, and try and come up with some recommendations and perhaps some plans on dealing with invasive plants and your honey bees. They start with the Chinese Tallow lawsuit going on in the south, with USDA wanting rid of it by introducing a natural pest. And purple loosestrife is now starting to diminish because they already have introduced a natural pest for that handsome weed and very predictable honey crop. But Black Locust, Norway Maple, Japanese Knotweed, Kudzu vine, English Ivy and Autumn Olive are looked at too. There are pages of introduced species of plants, many of which are terrific honey plants. The message is….if you and your bees are dependent on introduced or noxious weeds as food sources and a honey crop, you may want to be aware, because those plants might not be there for long. __________________ We welcome Betterbee as sponsor of today's episode. BetterBee's mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com ______________________ Honey Bee Obscura is brought to you by Growing Planet Media, LLC, the home of Beekeeping Today Podcast. Music: Heart & Soul by Gyom, Walking in Paris by Studio Le Bus, original guitar music by Jeffrey Ott Copyright © 2021 by Growing Planet Media, LLC
Waterfowl season is fast approaching the Deep South and preparing for the upcoming season is perfect timing to consider next year's habitat management. Natural Resources Conservation Services Wildlife Biologist, Kevin Nelms, joins Ramsey Russell for another highly informative Wetlands Management for Waterfowl discussion. Fall disturbances, how and when to flood, invertebrates and other seasonal topics are talked about. Scroll back to hear parts 1-3 of this ongoing series of you've not yet heard them. A link to Wetlands Management for Waterfowl Handbook (PDF) is also attached. Related Links: Wetland Management for Waterfowl (PDF) Please subscribe, rate and review Duck Season Somewhere podcast in iTunes. Share your favorite episodes with friends! Business inquiries and comments contact Ramsey Russell firstname.lastname@example.org Podcast Sponsors: BOSS Shotshells Benelli Shotguns Kanati Waterfowl Taxidermy GunDog Outdoors Mojo Outdoors Tom Beckbe Flash Back Decoys GetDucks USHuntList It's really duck season somewhere for 365 days per year. Follow Ramsey Russell's worldwide duck hunting adventures as he chases real duck hunting experiences all year long: Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks YouTube @GetDucks Facebook @GetDucks.com
Tune in to this week's episode as we talk about the USDA lawsuit against Daniel Gingerich, the Department of Justice investigation and what the state of Iowa is doing to crack down on this horrible facility. We also breakdown the timeline of what happened and talk about all of the familiar puppy mills that are involved, like notorious mill owner Steve Kruse. This episode is not an easy listen. We discuss some of the horrendous violations that Gingerich had over the last few months, as well as express our frustrations over this entire ordeal. This case is still ongoing and Gingerich has hundreds of animals that the USDA is trying to locate and get veterinary checks for.Support the show (https://bailingoutbenji.com/support-us/)